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    Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I think Chicago has DC. beat - just by a little tho.
    I'd put Chicago second. Chicago, politics aside, does have some nice things. There is absolutely nothing nice in Washington DC at all.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    If you need to work minimum wage jobs because you don't have the skills to do better, then you need to have one or more roommates to share the bills. You can afford a few hundred dollars a month for rent and utilities and still buy the necessities of life. If you want more than that, you have to find a job that pays more and, most likely demands more from you.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I'd put Chicago second. Chicago, politics aside, does have some nice things. There is absolutely nothing nice in Washington DC at all.
    I'm from Chicago, this city is crooked.

    This city is politically corrupt and out of control... We just had our 1,000th person shot the other day. Not only that but 70 people were shot over the 4th of July weekend (99% gang related)...

    Chicago is corrupt and dangerous....

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    What aspect of this are you pleased with and what aspect are you unhappy with?

    Walmart has ended the Mom & Pop Shop decades ago. It's very sad. But we can't live in the past.

    If you "aren't losing sleep" over this, are you advocating that Walmart not open these stores? Do you think their decision to build fewer stores will result in a Mom & Pop revival? Do you think Mom & Pop will hire the kind of people who Walmart accepts or will they hold out for thin, attractive white girls?

    I'm not losing any sleep either. I'm just recognizing that Walmart and other big box stores do make an economic contribution and that creating an impractical environment will do far more harm than good. I seriously doubt there are any "independent store owners" to be happy about this.



    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    And put a lot of smaller family owned shops out of business. I ain't losing any sleep over this one. I bet plenty of independent store owners that have been a part of the community for a long time are happy about it.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    I say call their bluff and do it! Wal-mart will make up for it when the company shows the employees how to get food stamps while they take the time off their taxes for showing gainfully employed people how that is done.
    There are tons of Wal Marts here in WA State and we have the highest minimum wage in the US. Call their bull**** what it is.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Baloney. I shop at Costco and they have lower prices than Wal Mart. Same with Krogers.
    Costco treats their employees really well. Wal Mart treats them like ****.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    There are tons of Wal Marts here in WA State and we have the highest minimum wage in the US. Call their bull**** what it is.
    The big difference is that the minimum wage in WA state applies equally to all, not in a selective manner as DC is proposing to do...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    There are tons of Wal Marts here in WA State and we have the highest minimum wage in the US. Call their bull**** what it is.
    1) the geographic limitations of not operating within city limits is different than a state

    2) I doubt your MM system is linked to store size as we have here

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    Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Costco treats their employees really well. Wal Mart treats them like ****.
    I'm not surprised to hear you have first hand experience working at both.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Your minimum wage is $9.19, not $12.50.




    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    There are tons of Wal Marts here in WA State and we have the highest minimum wage in the US. Call their bull**** what it is.

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